Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. 1999, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics
- Protein phase behavior
- Protein crystallization
- Amyloid fibril formation
- Drug formulations
- Amgen, Inc.
Recent Selected Publications
J.D. Schmit, "Kinetic theory of amyloid fibril templating", J. Chem. Phys. 138, 185102 (2013).
J. D. Schmit and K. Dill, "Growth rates of protein crystals", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134(9), 3934–3937 (2012).
K. A. Dill, K. Ghosh, and J. D. Schmit, "Physical limits of cells and proteomes", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 108, 17876-17882 (2011).
J. D. Schmit, S. Whitelam, and K. Dill, "Electrostatics and aggregation: how charge can turn a crystal into a gel", J. Chem. Phys. 135, 085103 (2011).
J. D. Schmit, K. Ghosh, and K. Dill, "Why do amyloid molecules assemble into oligomers and fibrils?", Biophys. J. 100, 450-458 (2011).